Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB
Apollo Twin Interface with Realtime UAD Processing and USB3. High-Resolution Desktop Music Production with Classic Analog Sound.
This 2x6 USB 3 audio interface allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins - ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.
Record and Mix with Stunning 24-bit/192 kHz Sound Quality
With the highest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface, Apollo Twin USB gives you stellar 24-bit/192 kHz sound and breathtaking clarity.
Its premium mic preamps and class-leading conversion translate into rich three-dimensional recordings with exceptional depth and punch. Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs provide full resolution audio at all listening levels - letting you create better mixes in real-world environments.
A Complete Analog Studio with Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing
magine having access to a classic analog recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin USB lets you record and mix through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size.
Track Through Classic Preamps Using Unison Technology
Unison technology allows Apollo'sTwin USB's mic preamps and front-panel DI to sound and behave like the world's most sought-after tube and solid state preamps, guitar amps, and stompboxes - including their all-important impedance, gain stage "sweet spots," and circuit behaviors. Based on breakthrough integration between Apollo's analog inputs and its onboard UAD processing, Unison lets you track through a range of colorful emulations from Neve, API, and Marshall with amazing tone.
Professional I/O Connections
Apollo Twin USB is a 2x6 interface with two class-leading mic/line preamps, two analog line outputs, two digitally controlled analog monitor outputs, and up to eight additional channels of digital inputs via Optical connection. Its conveniently located Hi-Z instrument input and headphone jack allow you to capture inspiration the moment it strikes.
Easy to Use with Any DAW
Apollo Twin USB is compatible with major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more - allowing seamless integration no matter what recording software you use.
The key to its analog magic is onboard UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. To get you started, Apollo Twin USB includes the "Realtime Analog Classics" plug-in bundle.
Desktop 2x6 USB 3 audio interface with world-class 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversionRealtime UAD Processing for tracking through vintage Compressors, EQs, Tape Machines, Mic Preamps, and Guitar Amp plug-ins with near-zero (sub-2ms) latencyUSB 3.0 connection for easy connectivity on Windows-based recording systemsUnison technology offers stunning models of classic tube and transformer-based mic preampsTwo premium mic/line preamps; two line 3-4 outputs; front-panel Hi-Z instrument input and headphones outputTwo digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs for full resolution at all listening levelsUp to eight channels of additional digital input via Optical connectionUncompromising analog design, superior components, and premium build qualityRuns UAD Powered Plug-Ins via VST, RTAS, & AAX 64 in all major DAWs
Sample rates up to 192 kHz* at 24-bit word lengthUp to 10 x 6 simultaneous input/output channels
Two channels of analog-to-digital conversion via:
Two balanced mic/line inputsOne Hi-Z instrument input
Six channels of digital-to-analog conversion via:
Digitally-controlled stereo monitor outputsStereo headphone outputsLine outputs 3-4
Up to eight channels of digital inputs via:
Eight channels ADAT optical with S/MUX for high sample rates, orTwo channels S/PDIF optical with sample rate conversion64-bit device drivers
Two high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preampsFront panel and software control of all preamp parametersLow cut filter, 48V phantom power, 20 dB pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking
Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelityIndependently-addressable stereo headphone outputsIndependently-addressable line outputs 3-4 can be used for additional cue mixFront panel control of monitor levels and muting
Two (DUO) SHARC DSP processorsRealtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputsSame features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAWIncludes UAD Powered Plug-Ins "Realtime Analog Classics" bundleComplete UAD Powered Plug-Ins library is available online
*** Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB cannot run on USB 2.0. Must run on USB 3.0. ***
Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.1, 64-Bit EditionAvailable built-in USB 3 SuperSpeed port*Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor6 gigabytes available storageInternet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-insCompatible VST, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
*USB 3 SuperSpeed cable included
System : I/O Complement
Microphone Inputs TwoAnalog Line Inputs TwoHi-Z Instrument Inputs OneAnalog Line Outputs Two (independent mix buses)Analog Monitor Outputs Two (one stereo pair, independent L/R mix buses)Headphone Outputs One stereo pair (independent L/R mix buses)Digital Input Port (TOSLINK optical) One (ADAT or S/PDIF, selectable)USB 3 Port One
System : A/D - D/A Conversion
Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192Bit Depth Per Sample 24Simultaneous A/D conversion Two channelsSimultaneous D/A conversion Six channelsAnalog Round-Trip Latency 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rateAnalog Round-Trip Latency with up to four serial UAD Powered Plug-Ins via Console application 1.1 milliseconds @ 96 kHz sample rate
Analog I/O : Line Inputs 1 & 2
Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female ¼" TRS BalancedDynamic Range (A-weighting) 117.5 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117.5 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -108 dBFSCommon-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 60 dB (10' cable)Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBInput Impedance 10K OhmsGain Range +10 dB to +65 dBMaximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain)18 dBVMaximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -37 dBVStereo Level Balance ±0.05 dB
Analog I/O : Microphone Inputs 1 & 2
Jack Type (combo mic/line balanced inputs) Female XLR Balanced (pin 2 positive)Phantom Power (switchable per input) +48VDynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -110 dBFSEquivalent Input Noise -127 dBFrequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBCommon-Mode Rejection Ratio (CMRR) Greater than 70 dB (10' cable)Default Input Impedance 5.4K Ohms (variable via Unison preamp model)Gain Range +10 dB to +65 dBPad Attenuation (switchable per input) 20 dB (variable via Unison preamp model)Maximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain, with Pad) 23.8 dBVMaximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain, with Pad) -31.2 dBV
Analog I/O : Hi-Z Input
Jack Type Female ¼" TS UnbalancedDynamic Range (A-weighting) 117 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 117 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFSFrequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBInput Impedance 1M OhmsMaximum Input Level (@ Minimum Gain) 10 dBVMaximum Input Level (@ Maximum Gain) -45 dBV
Analog I/O : Line Outputs 3 & 4
Jack Type ¼" Female TRS BalancedDynamic Range (A-weighting) 118 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 118 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -107 dBFSFrequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBStereo Level Balance ±0.05 dBChannel Separation Greater than 120 dBOutput Impedance 600 OhmsMaximum Output Level 18 dBV
Analog I/O : Monitor Outputs 1 & 2
Jack Type ¼" Female TRS BalancedFrequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBDynamic Range (A-weighting) 115 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 115 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -105 dBFSChannel Separation Greater than 118 dBStereo Level Balance ±0.05 dBOutput Impedance 600 OhmsOutput Gain Range -96 dB to 0 dBMaximum Output Level 18 dBVOperating Reference Level +14 dBu, +20 dBu (selectable)
Analog I/O : Stereo Headphones Output
Jack Type ¼" Female TRS Stereo (unbalanced)Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.1 dBDynamic Range (A-weighting) 113 dBSignal-to-Noise Ratio (A-weighting) 113 dBChannel Separation Greater than 110 dBTotal Harmonic Distortion + Noise -101 dBFSStereo Level Balance ±0.11 dBOutput Impedance 10 OhmsOutput Gain Range -INF to 0 dBMaximum Output Power 80 milliwatts into 600 Ohms
Digital I/O : S/PDIF
Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with ADAT)Format IEC958Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96S/PDIF Input Channels Two (Stereo L/R)
Digital I/O : ADAT
Connector Type Optical TOSLINK JIS F05 (shared with S/PDIF)Format ADAT Digital Lightpipe with S/MUXSupported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 172.4, 192ADAT Input Channels @ 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz 1 - 8ADAT Input Channels @ 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz 1 - 4 (S/MUX)ADAT Input Channels @ 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz 1 - 2 (S/MUX)
Digital I/O : Clock Synchronization Sources
Internal, S/PDIF, ADAT (digital clock sync source conditional per selected digital input type)
Power Supply External AC to DCAC Connector Type Changeable blades (UL, VDE, UK, SSA, CCC)AC Requirements 100V - 240V AC, 50 - 60 HzDC Connector Type Male plug, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center positiveDC Requirements 12 VDC, ±5%Maximum Power Consumption 12 Watts
Operating Temperature Range 32º to 95º Fahrenheit (0º to 35º Celsius)Storage Temperature Range -40º to 176º Fahrenheit (-40 to 80º Celsius)Operating Humidity Range 20% to 80%
DimensionsWidth 6.31"Height 2.60"Depth, Chassis Only 5.86"Depth, Including Knob & Jack Protrusions 6.20"Shipping Box (Length x Width x Height) 8" x 8" x 5.5" (20.32cm x 20.32cm x 13.97cm)WeightShipping Weight (with box & accessories) 3.85 poundsWeight (bare unit) 2.35 poundsPackage ContentsApollo Twin USB DUO UnitExternal Power Supply with (4) changeable AC connectors supporting USA, Europe, UK, Australia, ChinaURL CardSuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable
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